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Well…I have to say, participating as a guest participant in Calling It Home’s One Room Challenge was a real treat and now I’m ready for…(TA DA) my laundry room reveal.
I entered the challenge at the last moment at the encouragement of a fellow blogger friend and, as a result, really had no plan except to make over my gruesome green laundry room. As a point of reference, it’s always helpful to go back and see from whence we began this journey. This room was a bit of an assault to the senses with the green walls and counters and brown floors. Other than the green, there was nothing cohesive in the room. It was just a real mish mash.
I wish I could blame the ‘previous owner’ for the puce green walls and counters…but I am the previous owner…so no go there. In defense, my sweet daughter reminded me that we built this house when she was in kindergarten and that she’s sure I picked the colors as they would be good colors for a kindergartner to come home to. Thanks Kate.
Originally the floors were a black and white linoleum tile, which worked better with the green but just didn’t stand up to the traffic that this room receives as it is the way we enter and exit our home 99.5% of the time. It’s also where the dog is fed, the cat is fed and the cat’s litter box resides.
It is a well-used room. I love the functionality of the room with the laundry chute, the rod to hang drying clothes and the cubbies. It has so much great storage, but…
… this room was probably 10 years overdue for a facelift.
Enter the One Room Challenge! I’m a firm believer in Kismet and so when my friend Jenny encouraged me to enter I figured it was not only a Kismet speaking…but a figurative and much needed kick in the butt.
So, 6 weeks later I have a much calmer and unified laundry room. Here’s what I accomplished:
The silver basket with the handle on the counter was in my 1,001 basket stash. I’ve held on to it as it is divided into 4 section inside. I spray painted it and we’re using it for frequently accessed items like pens/pencils and dog treats.
My ‘new’ laundry room, in neutral ‘silver and gold’, is such a pleasant change from the previous jarring green. And I’m so happy that I spent the time to clear out and organize our cubbies. The convenience of cubbies can be both a blessing and a curse in that it is so convenient to just toss stuff in them and forget about it. While I thought I had cleaned the cubbies during my Unclutter bootcamp in January, there was still a great deal of ‘clutter’ lingering.
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Thanks for ‘attending’ my Laundry Room Reveal! To see what other bloggers have accomplished during their One Room Challenge, make sure you stop by Calling It Home.
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